Bo Carmichael thought Echo Valley, New Hampshire was in her rear view mirror. Circumstances lead her straight back. Now, the one-time aspiring doctor is raising a son she never planned on having and toiling away as a hairdresser to pay the bills. When her boss hands her a plum assignment-preparing the family of a leading presidential candidate for their Christmas card photo-Bo inadvertently stumbles into a seedy scandal involving the happily-married candidate and his exquisite female staffer. She becomes an unacceptable risk. The candidate’s loyal keeper will do anything to keep the potential president’s dirty little secret under wraps. He tries to shut her up by constructing a web of lies that paint Bo as a street-level criminal, then an ominous warning from a perceptive detective that there is an even more sinister effort underway to take away Bo’s four-year-old son, Bailey. He tells her to get far away while he tries to sort things out. She retreats to the one place that used to make her feel safe- her grandfather’s farm tucked away in the Great North Woods.
Beckett Brady knows bad guys; he hunts them for a living. As he dissects the odd angles of this case, he is guided by a hot-blooded yet inexplicable bond to Bo that is beyond a simple call to duty. He recruits his former mentor who has since become a surrogate father figure to both Bo and Bailey–the freshly-retired police chief of Echo Valley–to help unravel the hastily hatched operation to keep Bo quiet. As powerful forces close in, Beck joins Bo at the farm to prepare for battle, neither of them expecting the furious rush of desire that seems almost as palpable as the danger they face